Most prevalence studies of seasonal changes in mood and behavior have come from Western countries.
The authors'goal was to determine the prevalence ofseasonal changes in mood and behavior in a randomly selected group of Japanese workers.
They administered a Japanese translation of the Seasonal Pattern Assessment Questionnaire to 1,276 civil servants in Nagoya, Japan.
The estimated prevalence of winter seasonal affective disorder was 0.86%, the estimated prevalence of winter subsyndromal seasonal affective disorder was 0.86%, the estimated prevalence of summer seasonal affective disorder was 0.94%, and the estimated prevalence ofsummer subsyndromal seasonal affective disorder was 2.12%. Conclusions : The authors conclude that seasonal changes in mood and behavior occur in Japan, but at a lower frequency and with a different profile than in the United States or Europe.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat dépressif, Variation saisonnière, Trouble humeur, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Fonctionnaire, Japon, Asie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Depression, Seasonal variation, Mood disorder, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Civil servant, Japan, Asia, Human
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Code Inist : 002B18C07A. Création : 01/03/1996.